Scottsdale, Arizona is a very popular tourist destination but it’s also a pretty popular place for locals especially when it comes to dining. My favorite part about Scottsdale dining is the variety of your options. You can go to an upscale restaurant or you can go to a more low key restaurant where the food really shines. Check out 12 of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale listed in my most recent visits. This post is part of The Ultimate Scottsdale Bucket List series and has been a labor of love and includes places I’ve found on my own, via the Internet, and via friends!
2020 was quite a year…quite a year of staying home. I do most of my reading on flights so at the beginning of 2020, I missed out on a lot of the reading I would usually do. However, I started reading on Sundays to take a break from all of the television I was watching and to sort of balance out my life.
Check out 12 of my favorite non-fiction books that I’ve read so far (in the order that I read them). I’ll write a post for my favorite fiction books soon so stay tuned.Continue reading
This last weekend, I drove up to Strawberry, Arizona to stay in a cozy cabin at The Strawberry Inn and while I was there, I started reminiscing on the time I visited Fossil Creek and jumped off a cliff back in 2017!
Fossil Creek is a must have item on your Arizona Bucket List, check out the many reasons why!
This post is sponsored by Ono Hawaiian BBQ. As always, all opinions are my own.
Happy Foodie Friday y’all! It’s my favorite day of the week and I’m very excited to be partnering with Ono Hawaiian BBQ to introduce you all to their delicious food. This was my first time trying Hawaiian food in Arizona and as someone who’s been to Hawaii, I can tell you that you all need to make the Ono Hawaiian BBQ in your area one of your spots!Continue reading
As someone who was born and raised in Phoenix, and still happens to live here, I get a lot of questions on what there is to do in Phoenix, Arizona. Whenever I get this question, I always end up interrogating the person.
What kind of food do you like?
Do you like to hike?
Do you like art?
Do you mind walking?
How long will you be visiting?
And then about 20 more questions after that. I ask all of these questions because there is SO MUCH to do in Phoenix. I’ve taken my own experiences, used the internet, consulted friends and fellow travel bloggers, and all of this has resulted in The Ultimate Phoenix Bucket List! Please let me know if I need to add any other items, enjoy!
We are in the middle of a pandemic and unfortunately that means that many big events aren’t able to be held: including weddings. I have been meaning to write up this post on how to officiate weddings just so that people could have that information but now it seems necessary for those who wish to get married.
When I officiated my first wedding, it was literally one of the most special moments of my life. It was special to me, because it was the wedding of two of my very close friends. I hope these nine steps make it easy for you to experience the same thing!
This post is sponsored by Visit Mesa. As always, all opinions are my own.
We are in the middle of a pandemic right now and most places are still in lockdown, but to satisfy my travel itch I am reminiscing on past adventures. I have also been doing a lot of research on bucket list items to prepare for future trips and this post is exactly that. I hope this list inspires you to cross off items in Mesa once it is safe to do so.
You may not have heard of the city of Mesa unless you are from Arizona and I am here to change that! Mesa is a city just East of Phoenix, Arizona and there is a lot to eat, see and do here.
Mesa has changed a lot over the years and I recently started exploring and was inspired to create the Ultimate Mesa Bucket List.
Let me know if I missed any items, enjoy!Continue reading
I hope you are all staying safe in this unprecedented time of COVID-19. I’ve been quarantined at home and with all of this extra time, I’ve decided to build some skills in the kitchen. The first few weeks of quarantine, I did what many people did: bake banana bread. But one can only make so much banana bread before you crave something else.
My boyfriend and I decided to invest in some new pots, pans, and kitchen tools and we have now successfully crossed off many dishes from our Quarantine Cooking Bucket List!
I have linked all of the recipes to hopefully inspire you to join us in this cooking adventure! I will be updating this article as I keep trying new recipes. Dishes are posted in order of simplicity, enjoy!Continue reading
This whole coronavirus situation is no joke. It’s really scary that something can affect the entire world. It doesn’t matter where you live, the color of your skin, or how much money you make. YOU can get infected.
Now, I’m no expert so I won’t give you any medical advice…but I will direct you to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
We are being asked to do is to stay home to limit the spread of the virus so please do that. This whole situation is not fun, but there are a few silver linings including a ton of online resources available for us all.
This is just a small list of what I’m planning to use. I will update this list as more resources become available. Enjoy!Continue reading